33 safety tips

Travel to destinations unknown can lead to the kind of problems that do not want to experience on the road are: robbery, rape or murder. Tourists often fall prey to perpetrators because they do not prepare properly before embarking on a journey. Let's examine some things you should do to prevent your trip from becoming a tragedy:

1. Never list your address in the luggage tag. If companies, as the company address on the label, when visiting friends to make a list of their addresses. Use covered luggage tags as well.

2. Stay with your luggage until the luggage. If you have to put your bag down, keep one foot on the handle.

3. Carry important documents with you, never see anything that you simply can not afford to lose. A photocopy of your passport, driver's license and credit cards.

4. Bring a small flashlight. You never know when suddenly be "in the dark" and is in an unknown location. At night, keep the torch of his bed.

5. Make sure your prescriptions are properly filled and labeled. In some countries certain prescription medicines is prohibited.

6. Never wear anything that projects affluence. No gold chains, expensive watches and rings, luggage or other paraphernalia should be in sight. Better yet: leave your jewelry at home.

7. If travel is possible with only one or two credit cards.

8. In particular, women should not accept a drink from a stranger. Keep an eye on your drink at all times.

9. Vary your schedule, try not to come and go at the same time each day.

10. Only stay in a hotel that uses cards to open room doors and make sure your room has a peephole and a security lock. Secure the chain and lock the door by pushing a rubber stop under it.

11. Staying in a room near a stairwell. Never take the elevator in case of fire or smoke. I always stay at a hotel where the doors enter the hallway and not directly from the outside.

12. Do not wear name tags in public.

13. Do not use unmarked taxi cabs.

14. Sit behind the driver so you can see, but he can not see.

15. Pay the driver upon arrival at your destination and while sitting in the vehicle.

16. If you have to rent a car, rent only from a reputable company. Any malfunction that occur could signal sabotage.

17. Be aware of "stages" of traffic accidents intend to take out the card.

18. Back in the parking spaces to facilitate a quick exit.

19. Park only in well-lit and busy areas.

20. If your phone does not work outside the country, consider renting one that does for the duration of your trip.

21. If detained for whatever reason, by an official, ask for identification. If in doubt, tell them you want to see his superior. Keep your emotions under control.

22. If traveling with children, bring a recent photograph of each child in case you are separated from them.

23. Type the name of his son and number of hotels on each card, including a close friend or family member contact information on the card. Give each child a card that will carry with them as long as you are away. Destroy once at home.

24. Talk with your family what they would do in case of an emergency away from home, eg whom to call, how to contact emergency personnel, etc.

25. Do not discuss travel plans, your room number or other personal information in public within earshot of strangers.

26. Carry a first aid kit with bandages, iodine, mosquito repellant, sunscreen, alcohol packets, dramamine, Pepto Bismol, diarrhea medicine, etc.

27. Familiarize yourself with train and bus schedules before traveling. Having a plan in place in case your travel plans change.

28. Do not show your passport in public. Discreetly show important documents to officials only.

29. Consider purchasing portable alarms that emit a loud sound.

30. Beware of scams on the street. Children working with adults are known as pickpockets.

31. Never flash your money in public. The exchange of funds with reputable and recognized exchangers.

32. Have tips ready in advance for service personnel.

33. Consider renting an escort [security] service if traveling in areas where crime is high.

The key to traveling safely in any area is situational awareness. Distractions because of luggage, children, hotel personnel, strangers, etc. can put you at risk. Know your surroundings and keep control of every situation.